Australia's notifiable diseases status, 2008: Annual report of the National Notifiable Diseases Surveillance System - Abbreviations

The Australia’s notifiable diseases status, 2008 report provides data and an analysis of communicable disease incidence in Australia during 2008. The full report is available in 16 HTML documents. The full report is also available in PDF format from the Table of contents page.

Page last updated: 30 September 2010

This article {extract} was published in Communicable Diseases Intelligence Vol 34 No 3 September 2010 and may be downloaded as a full version PDF from the Table of contents page.


7vPCV 7 valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine

23vPPV 23 valent pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine

ABL Australian bat lyssavirus

ABS Australian Bureau of Statistics

AFP acute flaccid paralysis

AGSP Australian Gonococcal Surveillance Programme

AIDS acquired immunodeficiency syndrome

AMSP Australian Meningococcal Surveillance Programme

ANCJDR Australian National Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease Registry

BFV Barmah Forest virus

CDI Communicable Diseases Intelligence

CDNA Communicable Diseases Network Australia

CJD Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease

DENV dengue virus

Hib Haemophilus influenzae type b

HIV human immunodeficiency virus

HPAIH highly pathogenic avian influenza in humans

HUS haemolytic uraemic syndrome

IMD invasive meningococcal disease

IPD invasive pneumococcal disease

JEV Japanese encephalitis virus

KUNV Kunjin virus

MMR measles-mumps-rubella

MVEV Murray Valley encephalitis virus

NAMAC National Arbovirus and Malaria Advisory Committee

NCHECR National Centre in HIV Epidemiology and Clinical Research

NEC not elsewhere classified

NIP National Immunisation Program

NN not notifiable

NNDSS National Notifiable Diseases System

NPRL National Polio Reference Laboratory

NSC National Surveillance Committee

PCR polymerase chain reaction

RRV Ross River virus

SARS severe acute respiratory syndrome

SD Statistical Division

SSD Statistical Subdivision

STEC Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli

STI(s) sexually transmissible infections(s)

TB tuberculosis

VPD(s) vaccine preventable disease(s)

VTEC verotoxigenic Escherichia coli

WHO World Health Organization

WPR Western Pacific Region

WPV wild-type polio virus

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